Last updated on July 2017

Genzyme Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Study


Brief description of study

Gaucher disease is a most common genetic metabolic disease characterized by low platelet number, liver and spleen enlargement and various forms of bone diseases including low bone mineral density leading to brittle bones. Various treatment options are now available for this disease. The purpose of this research study is to determine the prevalence of Gaucher disease in patients with low bone mineral density as observed by DEXA scan, which is a form of X-Ray of the bone.

Detailed Study Description

Gaucher disease is a potential secondary cause of low bone mineral density and it is prevalent among patients with low BMD. This cross sectional design study will measure point prevalence of Gaucher disease in patients with low bone mineral density (BMD).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02785744

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Heather Lau, MD

New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY United States
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